Girls, uninterrupted

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Actor Bhagyashree, after reading Singh’s Book Stree Dasha Aur Disha — which talks of the travails faced by women in rural India —  decided to go to Lucknow and meet these girls and motivate them.

Everyone is talking about Beti Padhao but you still come across young girls who have dropped out of school as their parents are poor and cannot afford to pay their fees or books. These young girls are made to cook at home and take care of their younger siblings. Abha Singh, under the aegis of the RannSamar Foundation, is scouting and helping such girls in Uttar Pradesh. She has adopted a village called Dadoura in Barabanki where her Foundation has started getting these girls back to school.

Actor Bhagyashree, after reading Singh’s Book Stree Dasha Aur Disha — which talks of the travails faced by women in rural India —  decided to go to Lucknow and meet these girls and motivate them. Three girls — Shame, Ahkansha and Babita, were recently readmitted in their schools. 

The village Gram Pradhan Kalpana Tiwari has promised to get all girls in her village to complete their education. RannSamar gives them vocational training. The women are going to be taught how to bottle pickles and jams which can be sold in Lucknow city, to supplement their income. 

Bhagyashree will be the voice of these voiceless women. 

RannSamar has been conducting vocational training for both male and female convicts in jails as Singh feels criminal justice system should not only be retributory but also reformative. More than 200 convicts have been trained by the NGO till now. 

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